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With more than 1,700 employees at 16 locations worldwide, we are one of the market-leading manufacturers of innovative coating technology. Do-it-yourselfers, craftsmen and industrial customers all over the world trust in our innovative products, resource-saving technologies and our personal, fast service. We know that inspiring technology only comes from inspired people. In our quest for ever new, forward-looking technologies, we therefore need talented people who think and act like us: enthusiastic all-rounders, thinkers and doers, technicians and tinkerers who, in all their diversity, respect, trust and complement each other in order to shape the future of coating technology together.

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Inventory Control Specialist

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


Our company participates in the US government's E-Verify process. In addition, all offers of employment are contingent on a drug test and background check.



Our benefit package includes:

  • Starting at 4 weeks PTO per year
  • 401(k) and a company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Life
  • Disability
  • 6 Weeks Parental Leave
  • Long term care insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • On-Site Café
  • On-Site Fitness Center



  • Ensure inventory in MRP system matches physical inventory level.   
  • Review and close production work orders
  • Responsible for complete management of warehouse infrastructure, including racking, labeling, and technology.
  • Create, update, and adhere to safety rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Work with internal customers and external suppliers as required, and facilitate the inventory strategy as outlined by the Materials department  
  • Train stores department employees on inventory management methods and techniques
  • Control all documentation in accordance with ISO standards. 
  • Performs other duties and assumes accountabilities as apparent or as delegated, including mutually agreed upon objectives. 
  • Actively engage in the implementation and/or sustaining of a LEAN culture to maximize resources, minimize waste, and improve overall operational efficiencies in the end-to-end customer value stream.
  • Actively plan and/or participate in team activities and meetings. Provide recommendations on individual and/or team accomplishments for recognition.
  • Project a professional image while representing the organization. Maintain a high team spirit and positive motivation.



Relationship to Others:

Reports to the Warehouse Manager. Daily contact with Production Leads, Finance, Planners, Distribution and Warehouse personnel.   

Interfaces with Stores, Production, Finance, Planning, Quality, Engineering, and Procurement departments to resolve inventory problems. Actively participate in departmental and cross-functional meetings by sharing pertinent business information and fostering innovation and cooperation among all team members.


Education and Experience:


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associate level college degree in inventory management, accounting, or related field is preferred. 


  • Two years experience related to inventory management, supply chain, or warehouse operations  
  • Experience in the use and implementation of techniques to determine root cause.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement actions that correct problems from recurring.
  • Engaged independently as a member of a team to improve processes and systems along with sustaining the flow of work and materials through the department.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing is highly desired. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, MRP (SAP desired) systems, pull systems, and lean manufacturing.
  • Must possess strong data entry skills, ability to operate bar code scanners, and utilize part counting techniques.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and deliver results by critical deadlines.
  • Actively attended seminars, workshops, or in-house training related to lean manufacturing including 5S. Was engaged in lean manufacturing principles through the application of 5S techniques is desired.

Wagner is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any other characteristic protected by state or local law. Our Company is committed to following any additional state requirements regarding this topic. No individual will be denied nor receive special employment opportunities based on membership status in any protected category. 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis